Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic Prediction – WBC Picks 3/15/23

Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico
March 15, 2023 7:00 pm EDT

Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic face off on Wednesday in a Pool D World Baseball Classic showdown at loanDepot Park.

Puerto Rico Betting Preview

Puerto Rico comes into this game sitting with a 2-1 record overall and this is a must win for them. Puerto Rico opened up the World Baseball Classic with a 9-1 victory over Nicaragua. In the second game against Venezuela, Puerto Rico scored six runs, but the pitching gave up nine runs, leading to the three-run defeat. On Monday, Puerto Rico faced off against Israel, and the offense scored 10 runs on the way to the victory. Francisco Lindor had a strong game finishing with two hits, one run and three RBIs. There were a lot of questions surrounding this Puerto Rico team heading into this tournament, but the offense has been a strength for this team. 

Dominican Republic Betting Preview

The Dominican Republic comes into this game with a 2-1 record and they are coming off quite the victory on Tuesday. The Dominican Republic’s pitching gave up only one hit and zero runs. The offense also had quite the game putting up 10 runs and 15 hits. The team also found success in the field and had zero errors. Juan Soto has had quite the World Baseball Classic so far and on Tuesday he finished with one hit and two runs in four at-bats. Manny Machado also had quite the game finishing with two hits, one run, and three RBIs. The Dominican Republic feels like they can win this tournament and as long as the offense continues to hit, they should be in a good position. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These are both offenses that have found a ton of success in their games, and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. The Dominican Republic scored 10 runs on Tuesday, and they are going to continue the offensive success. There is going to be no shortage of scoring here by either team, and the over is going to cash.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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